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thB pitching he has seen in the Amer
ican league. He thought that when
he came here from Milwaukee with
a reputation to make.
He has hovered in the vicinity of
the charmed circle and is about to
go over the line and stick there.
Felsch is a great natural ball player,
a free hitter and a remarkably good
fielder, despite the fact he has not
been mentioned as frequently in
black type as have some of his mates
who are far below him in ability.
This team that is finishing the sea
son as Comiskey's American league
representative is the hardest-hitting
aggregation the Old Roman has
owned since he became a magnate in
the younger organization. ,
Now comes the test for the Cubs.
They are in Brooklyn to begin a six
game series to be played in four days.
Tinker has a team which does not
possess a healthy punch and it is to
be pitted against some fine pitching.
- The Cub hurlers are effective and the
games are apt to be fought on the
defensive by both -factions.
" Tinker has,, been condemned in
some quarters for displaying bitter
ness against the Dodgers, and giving
vent to his feelings in such outspok
en language. Joe is friendly to the
athletes, but what he thinks of Char
ley Ebbetts could not be reproduced
in a newspaper.
And Joe can hardly be blamed. -In
city after city he has run into the
story that, he w,as about to be de
posed as manager of the Cubs. Base
ball writers in various villages have
used the yarn, in each case giving a
league magnate as authority for the
facts they have. .And nearly every
writer has been careful to alibi the
owner in his respective town.
New York and Brooklyn have been
bitter against anything with a. Fed
eral league tinge, and Tinker ' has
been the chief mark of their vtmom,
Joe being the most successful of the
fellows who went to the third organ
iaztion. Tinker is a normal human
being, with the average amount of J
reyenge in his make-up, and almost
any one would feel as he does in the
New York Giants used the Cubs to
roll up their 17th straight game,
making second time this year Mc
Graw's people have achieved such a
feat. That is a record never equaled
before, and nothing the offing ap
pears powerful enough to break the
Bill Johnson, outfielder with the
Garden Citys, has quit semi-pro ball
and signed with Connie Mack In
St Louis yesterday Bill, who bats
left-hande,d, made two hits'off South
paw Ed Plank. Johnson was a bas
ketball star with the LA.C.
Hal Stewart, Fort Wayne, out
pointed Milburn Saylor in ten rounds"
at Fort Wayne.
Andy Ward.tChicago A. A. sprinter,
will go to Stockholm, Copenhagen
and Christiania as a member of the
American team. Four athletes' were
picked by the A. A. U.,Ward being
left out because the Swedish com
mittee,, cpuld pay only the expenses
of four men. Cherry Circle author
itiesbelieved the excellent work of
Ward was entitled to a reward and
he will go attheexpense of the local
olub. Jo Loomis, Ted Meredith, Bob
Simpson and Fred Murray are the
other members of the team.
Eastern college football teams will
start their fall campaigns today, but
Conference teams are still hard at
work on practice drill. Stagg drilled
the Maroons in the iain yesterday
and the same program went through
Stagg picked three elevens to run
through light practice, giving his
linemen lessons in flocking while
the backs caught punts and tossed
Young Herman, matchmaker of
the Tfoung Men's West Suburban
club, would like to hear from boys of
all weights who wish to box in pri
vate. Also would" like to hear from
Frankie Welling. Address, 1534 S.
Paulina st. '